Assessment of Rape-Supportive Attitudes and Beliefs in College Men

  title={Assessment of Rape-Supportive Attitudes and Beliefs in College Men},
  author={Gerald H. Burgess},
  journal={Journal of Interpersonal Violence},
  pages={973 - 993}
  • Gerald H. Burgess
  • Published 1 August 2007
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Interpersonal Violence
Discussed is the development and psychometric analysis of a measure of rape-supportive attitudes and beliefs called the Rape Attitudes and Beliefs Scale (RABS), intended for the use with college men. Items were developed from a literature review of “rape myths” that were correlated to some measure of sexual aggression. An exploratory factor analysis using only male participants revealed five factors: a) justifications for sexual aggression based on women's behavior, b) belief that women should… 
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